I attended a private dinner here in Seattle last week at which J Street co-founders Jeremy Ben Ami and Daniel Levy spoke about tomorrow’s launch of the new Jewish peace lobby group. It will finance federal campaigns of candidates who support Israeli-Palestinian peace and it will promote a robust U.S. policy to advance this goal.
I’ll have a new piece in Comment is Free, New Kid on the Block, timed to coincide with the launch. It will provide more detail about the group’s goals and strategy. I’m hoping the times they are a-changein’ and AIPAC’s hegemony over the U.S. policy debate regarding Israel will eventually become a thing of the past. We need a debate about Israel policy, not a monologue; a choir and not singers singing in unison.